Just because you’re at work doesn’t mean you have to stop living green. There are plenty of ways to conserve resources around the office. Several links are provided below to help your company on its way to becoming more environmentally friendly.
MD Green Registry
The Maryland Green Registry is a free way to promote your business or organization, save money and demonstrate your environmental commitment. Collectively, members have saved over $79 million annually through sustainable practices. See the following link for information on how to apply and what benefits are offered through the MD Green Registry.
The Conscious Venture Lab
The Conscious Venture Lab (CVLab) – This business accelerator program fosters companies and leaders who embrace the power of capitalism as a force for good in society. They help build companies that consider their impacts on all areas of society, from the resources they use to the quality of the end products sold to their users.
The CVLab runs an immersion program aimed at helping conscious entrepreneurs to build their businesses. The program invests in purpose driven start-ups in exchange for 5%-10% equity and the opportunity to become a part of a new community of sustainable businesses, thinkers, mentors and investors. Some of the companies created through the immersion program have made consideration of environmental impacts the center of their business model.
Build a Green Business Action Plan
The Small Business Association has some straightforward ideas for making any business greener on the SBA website. Here is another link for a local company’s checklist on how to make a Green Business Action Plan.